City of Santee

Santee incorporated in December, 1980. With a population of 56,000 and located in suburban Eastern San Diego County, Santee is the twelfth largest of San Diego County's 18 cities. With approximately half of its land undeveloped, Santee is one of the few cities in the county with space to grow. The city is built around the Town Center Specific Plan, a 700-acre mixed-use development straddling the San Diego River. This project includes a high-tech office park, multi-family residential, open space, and a planned 55-acre community park for recreational activities. The San Diego Trolley has its eastern terminus in the Town Center and includes a major shopping center (Santee Trolley Square). Santee's transportation network also includes six MTS bus routes.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.8 89 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 78.5% 59 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 9.5 87 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 4.6% 29 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.3% 124 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 24.3 50 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 4.5 137 Bottom
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 22.6% 122 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 7.8% 69 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 87.6% 50 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 72.4% 42 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 10.4% 91 Middle
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 45.7% 112 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 100.3 42 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 8.1 79 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.3 45 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.3% 59 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.6% 42 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 52.7% 91 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 21.7% 81 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 89.6% 33 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 35.5% 47 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 59.5% 46 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 11.5% 107 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 1.2% 67 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 67.4% 106 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 90.4% 78 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.7 90 Middle
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 18.9% 79 Middle